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Home Theater System Cost

Home Theater System Cost

How Much Does a Home Theater Room Cost? While this is one of the most common questions we get, it can be difficult to estimate a budget without knowing the details of the project. Just as it would be difficult to tell someone how much a house costs. They come in all different shapes and sizes and nearly every aspect of a home can be customized. In order to calculate how much it will cost to build a home theater, you first need to nail down some of the specifics. What is a True Custom Home Theater Room? A home theater is a dedicated room in your house built for the purpose of enjoying movies, television, sports, and gaming. These rooms are designed to provide a true cinema experience — they’re typically a closed room (to give you complete control of light and sound) and feature a front-projector instead of a TV — a consumer version of what you would expect to find at your local movie theater. If you’re looking for a more multi-purpose family room with a TV — perhaps something open to your kitchen or used in a variety of ways other than entertainment, this is typically referred to as a Media Room. We have plenty of thoughts and experience when it comes to media room design, but that is a discussion for another day. As we’ve heard from thousands of customers over the years, a well-designed home theater room will quickly become your favorite room in the house. As with anything, the devil is in the details. Let’s take a look at what it will take to help you start putting a budget together for your dedicated home theater. 
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Home Theater System Cost

When we first started this business in 2005, home theaters were somewhat rare and only the very expense homes had them. Today home theaters are much more common and many people have at least visited one in a store demo, or in the home of a friend. Home theaters are sometimes called “media rooms” since they are used for watching media other than movies, like sporting events, video games, music videos, television programs, etc. One of the first questions people asks is how much does a home theater cost? That is like asking how much a boat costs, or how much an automobile costs. I have built theater rooms from the mid teens to over $100,000. The best approach is to figure out how much you would like to invest and then work with a company that can help you make the most of your budget. Elegant Home Theaters can work with a wide variety of budgets. Back to the question of cost, (16’W x 20’L x 9’H room example) for a dedicated Private Home Theater or Cinema using high end professional equipment, project design and management, acoustical wall panels on all walls, ceiling panels, AV equipment rack, RF remote control system with lighting control, audio and video calibration, all labor and training of your family to us the theater.
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Home Theater System Cost

Professional Installation and Calibration Just as the design of the room is often overlooked when building a custom home theater budget, so is the installation and calibration of the components. We suspect more than half of the nice home theaters in America today have the home theater receiver set to the factory defaults. We see this all the time when we go in to upgrade our customer’s theaters. Calibrating all of the options available on today’s home theater receivers is critical to getting what you paid for. Properly calibrating the settings on your projector, how the speakers are placed, and all of the settings involved are where the difference is made between a room full of equipment and a true movie theater experience. Of course, home theater installation costs will vary based on your room specifications, the equipment involved, the acoustics of the room, and many other factors. Keep in mind that most professionals opt to only install equipment that they sell. By helping you select the equipment, we can guarantee that everything will work together as expected. Having to piece together a system that may or may not be ideal (and taking responsibility for the end result) is risky. We want our customers to be happy, and working with you to choose the right elements is a critical piece of the process.
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Home Theater System Cost

What is a True Custom Home Theater Room? A home theater is a dedicated room in your house built for the purpose of enjoying movies, television, sports, and gaming. These rooms are designed to provide a true cinema experience — they’re typically a closed room (to give you complete control of light and sound) and feature a front-projector instead of a TV — a consumer version of what you would expect to find at your local movie theater. If you’re looking for a more multi-purpose family room with a TV — perhaps something open to your kitchen or used in a variety of ways other than entertainment, this is typically referred to as a Media Room. We have plenty of thoughts and experience when it comes to media room design, but that is a discussion for another day. As we’ve heard from thousands of customers over the years, a well-designed home theater room will quickly become your favorite room in the house. As with anything, the devil is in the details. Let’s take a look at what it will take to help you start putting a budget together for your dedicated home theater. 
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Home Theater System Cost

Home theater have changed over the years. At its core, it includes a high-definition TV, video and stereo equipment, and surround sound. With the nuance of new technology, it can also sync with the internet to get immediate access to favorite TV shows and movies at the touch of a button. The cost of a home theater varies considerably depending on the components you decide to install. Price ranges for a home theater setup fluctuate with the combination of components to buy, but there are similarities to consider when deciding whether to install a system. TelevisionWhether you’re looking for a huge-screen rear-projection TV or a sleek flat panel, you will need the right one to define the quality of your home theater. Continue Reading
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Home Theater System Cost

Home theater have changed over the years. At its core, it includes a high-definition TV, video and stereo equipment, and surround sound. With the nuance of new technology, it can also sync with the internet to get immediate access to favorite TV shows and movies at the touch of a button. The cost of a home theater varies considerably depending on the components you decide to install. Price ranges for a home theater setup fluctuate with the combination of components to buy, but there are similarities to consider when deciding whether to install a system.
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Home Theater System Cost

Choosing Your Home Theater Equipment Let’s start in our favorite place — the equipment! If you’ve ever been to a big box store and seen low-end “home theater in a box” (HTIB) systems for a few hundred dollars, you probably realize that prices for this stuff is all over the map. We wouldn’t recommend putting the time and money into a custom home theater if you’re going to put a cheap system in, but you can probably expect to spend anywhere from $7,500 up on all of the equipment. While you may be expecting us to start with the projector itself, this technology tends to become outdated more often than some of the other components in your system. Instead, we are going to start with the areas we think are the best investments and move down from there.
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Home Theater System Cost

Is the creation of a home theater a DIY project? If so, what sort of time and expense are involved? According to electronics expert Robert Silva, the average home theater setup will require only 1.5 hours of time. It’s easily done on a DIY basis by someone familiar with the equipment and with the selection of appropriate locations for speakers. If you don’t have these skills, it’s recommended that a qualified professional be hired for the installation. For this guide, we examine the cost of hiring professionals to install a home theater.
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Elegant Home Theaters specializes in custom home theaters and private Cinemas. That means the theater is customized to fit your desires and your budget. We don’t try to cookie cutter something that doesn’t really fit. Every customer is different. We have an interview process to find out what matters to you and custom design the system that fits you perfectly. We have the experience, the tools and the training to design and install even the very high-­‐end state of the art home theaters. No matter what size your job is, give us a call today and setup an appointment, then let us know what your dreams are! For more information about Room Acoustic’s, Sound Proofing, AC System Design and HVAC Systems for home theaters please visit our Home Theater Resource Page.